Hotkey Commands

This page is for those of you who are either to lazy to look in your manual or those who got the smaller versions of the manual that don't have complete keyboard commands. Feel free to print this off and use it while playing.

View Controls:

  • Scroll view - Arrow Keys or hold right mouse button and drag mouse
  • Rotate view - Ctrl + Left/Right Arrow Keys OR hold right mouse button + hold left mouse button and drag mouse
  • Zoom view - Ctrl + Up/Down Arrow Keys
  • Jump back to homebase - H
  • Reset camera - Home
  • Go to radar alert area - Space
  • Follow unit - F
  • Define bookmark - Ctrl + F1 to F10
  • Go to bookmark - F1 to F10
  • Find Team - Alt + 1 to 9
  • Hide Sidebar - /

Unit Selection/Teams:

  • Multiple selection - Hold Shift and select/drag select
  • Define a team (as current selection) - Ctrl + 1 to 9 (main keyboard)
  • Select a team - 1 to 9
  • Select multiple teams - # Control + # (# = Number)
  • Clear group - Ctrl + 1 to 9 (with no units selected)
  • Type select (select all units on map of selected type(s)) - T (press once to select all on screen, press again to select all on map)
  • Select all armed units - P (press once to select all on screen, press again to select all on map)
  • Go to next unit - N
  • Go to previous unit - M
  • Cycle elite units - Y

Unit Orders:

  • Force attack - Hold Ctrl and select target
  • Force move - Hold Alt and select destination
  • Stop - S
  • Guard - G
  • Scatter - X
  • Deploy - D
  • Cheer - C
  • Retreat to base - R
  • Retreat your harvesters back to your base - B
  • Call an advanced carryall - V
  • Retreat from territory - Shift+R (asks for confirmation)
  • Formation move - Hold J while issuing order
  • Attack Move - Hold Ctrl + Shift while issuing order

Sidebar Functions:

  • Infantry tab - Q
  • Vehicle tab - W
  • Building tab - E
  • Upgrade tab - U
  • Starport tab - I
  • Sell mode - L
  • Repair mode - K
  • Waypoint mode - Z
  • Insert waypoint - Insert (when in waypoint mode)
  • Delete waypoint - Delete (when in waypoint mode)

Other:

  • Ally with selection's side (network only) - A
  • Unit transfer - O
  • In-game options menu - Escape
  • Chat to all players - Return
  • Chat to allies - Backspace
  • Chat to player of selected units - \
  • Diplomacy screen - Tab
  • Reinforcements' Rally Point - Click on the Construction Yard + Ctrl
  • Refinery Rally Point - Click on the Refinery and click on a spice field
Site created January 15, 1998.
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